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LPA, still inside Philippine Area of Responsibility

The low-pressure area that was formerly the storm “Domeng” is still inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, near Surigao del Sur, affecting Caraga and Davao region, as well as the provinces of Misamis Oriental and eastern Visayas. Metro Manila will have sunny weather with light rain showers in the afternoon. The low-pressure area is expected to dissipate during the weekends.

COMELEC targets new 13 million new voters

The Commission on Elections targets 13 million new voters to register, including those with no biometrics, on the May 16 voters registration. Comelec expects 3 million new voters to register while 9 million registered voters will undergo biometrics registration. Registered voters with no biometrics will be disenfranchised in the 2016 elections. Said registration will start on May 6, 2014 and will last until October 31, 2015.

Trust Ratings of PNoy, Dip Despite Of High-Profile Arrest, Peace Deal

President Aquino’s trust ratings slightly dipped in the first quarter of the year, despite high-profile arrests of housing magnate Delfin Lee and a peace deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation. Pulse Asia revealed on Thursday that the President’s trust ratings went down from 74 percent in December last year to 69 percent this March.   The Pulse Asia survey was conducted in late March covering 1,200 Filipino adults.

Militant Groups hold Protest rally Against MERALCO Power Hike

Members of the militant Group Kilusang Mayo Uno held a protest rally in front of the Meralco Kamuning Branch to stop the Manila Electric Co. from increasing electricity rates.  Meralco had earlier announced an increase of  89 centavos per kilowatt hour that will be billed to consumers in April.  The increase was due to higher power generation costs and related charges, according to MERALCO.

FDA Warns Public Vs. Cheap Bottled Water

The Food and Drug Administration has warned the public to be extra careful in buying bottled water being peddled in the streets. Joyce Cirunay urged the consumers to carefully check the packaging of bottled water since many of them have not passed the inspection of the FDA.

Serious Illegeal Detention Cases Filed By DOJ vs Cornejo, Lee, and Others For Mauling Navarro

The Department of Justice filed charged Cornejo, Lee and several others on Thursday at the Taguig Regional Trial Court serious illegal detention on the alleged mauling of actor/host Vhong Navarro In a 42-page consolidated resolution released Thursday, aside from Lee and Cornejo, charged are Cedric’s sister Bernice, Simeon Raz, Jose Paolo Gregorio Calma, Ferdinand Guerrero and Sajed “Jed” Fernandez Abuhijleh The DOJ also dismissed the defense of Lee’s group that the money they demanded from […]

Rape complaint filed by Deniece vs Vhong dismissed by DOJ; Deniece, Cedric and 5 others charged by DOJ

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice has dismissed the rape complaint filed by model  Deniece Cornejo against actor and TV host Vhong Navarro for lack of probable cause, as it ordered the filing of serious illegal detention and grave coercion against Cornejo, her friend Cedric Lee and five others. In a twist to the controversial case, the accusers became the respondents after the DOJ ordered the filing of charges against Cornejo, Lee and his […]

Japan apologizes to Filipinos for acts of violence done during World War II

MANILA (PNA) — Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Toshinao Urabe on Wednesday expressed apologies to Filipinos for acts of violence done during World War II (WW2). During a speech he delivered during the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) rites at the Mt. Samat shrine in Pilar, Bataan, Urabe said that although 72 years have passed since WW2 it still hurts to remember the pain suffered by many. “I wish to express our heartfelt apologies […]

Sen. Santiago pushes motion for reconsideration on RH law

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago urged pro-RH groups to file a motion for reconsideration for the recent Supreme Court decision approving the RH law but striking down eight provisions, saying that the RH Law has the presumption of constitutionality, and that the burden of proof lies on the critics who alleges unconstitutionality.